Utah Valley Drops Game To Cornell In Jacksonville Classic
Nov 20, 2023, 4:43 PM
UVU loses to Cornell
The Wolverines played the Big Red at Flagler Gymnasium in St. Augustine, Florida on Monday, November 20.
UVU lost to Cornell, 74-61.
— UVU Men’s Basketball (@UVUmbb) November 20, 2023
It was Utah Valley’s final game of the tournament. A day earlier, the Wolverines beat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the Jacksonville Classic.
The Wolverines were unable to follow up their win over the Golden Eagles with another victory against the Big Red.
Cornell took down UVU after a strong first half and an even better close to the contest. After the first 20 minutes of action, the Wolverines trailed, 28-24.
Following the break, Cornell caught fire and ran away from Utah Valley. The Wolverines allowed the Big Red to score 46 points over the final 20 minutes and were unable to keep pace. Utah Valley was outscored by nine points in the second half.
Utah Valley finished the game shooting 39.1 percent overall but only 15.4 percent on three-pointers. Cornell shot 45.0 percent from the field, including 31.8 percent from downtown.
Taking home a trophy.@cornell_mbb earns the Jacksonville Classic Bay Bracket title with a 74-61 win over Utah Valley on Monday afternoon. The Big Red improves to 5-1 on the season. Chris Manon was named Tournament MVP. #YellCornell pic.twitter.com/xfiUBLaG0s
— Cornell Big Red (@CornellSports) November 20, 2023
Two Wolverines scored in double figures. Drake Allen led UVU with 16 points on 6-12 shooting. Caleb Stone-Carrawell added 15 points, five rebounds, and one assist.
Chris Manon led Cornell with 13 points.
With the win, the Big Red earned the Jacksonville Classic Bay Bracket title.
— Jacksonville Classic (@JaxClassicMBB) November 20, 2023
Up next for UVU men’s basketball
With the loss, the Wolverines fell to a 3-2 record this season.
Utah Valley’s next game is at home against the Western Colorado Mountaineers on Friday, November 24 at 6 p.m. (MT).
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).